For the second year in a row, a team of Cristo Rey Jesuit students and teachers headed to Eagle Pass for a spiritual retreat that truly touched the lives of the residents served by the mission. The nine students and four chaperons rolled up their sleeves to complete a variety of home projects including roofing and painting, and community service projects such as visiting an adult daycare center and immigration awareness.
“The spiritual mission of the trip was two-fold,” said teacher Kelly Bartusiak. “On the one hand, the overall mission of the trip was to serve the residents of Eagle Pass, which is the 2nd poorest county in the United States. In doing so, our mission was to not only help to rebuild the homes of those in need but also to build community by interacting with the residents of Eagle Pass.”
Bartusiak was joined by fellow teachers Clement Chee, Erin Callister and Diego Pachecho.
Other participating schools included St. Agnes, Strake Jesuit, and St. Pius X. The Cristo Rey Jesuit team held several fundraisers, including a car wash, to help fund the trip.